Relatives of slain cops among Police Christmas beneficiaries


THE Guyana Police Force (GPF), as part of its programme during the festive season, presented hampers to the relatives of ranks who were killed in the line of duty. The annual gesture is in recognition of the contributions made by the slain cops and aimed at taking Christmas cheer to their families.
Leading in the distribution of hampers was Police Commissioner Henry Greene, who, on Christmas Day, made deliveries to those who survived late Constables 15751 Rawle Thomas and 19156 Omari Savory.
The recipients were Ms. Robyn Thomas, daughter of Thomas and Ms. Pamela Savory, mother of Savory.
Thomas was shot and killed by criminals 2002-06-16 at Wismar, Linden while Savory died in similar circumstances on 2004-08-18 at Buxton, East Coast Demerara.
Police Divisional Commanders also personally delivered packages to others in their respective Divisions.
During this period, too, staff of the Central Immigration and Passport Office was involved in an outreach on Thursday, December 23, when they distributed gifts to members of the public who were applying for and uplifting passports.
Food packages were given to three lucky applicants and three more who uplifted travel documents that day.  A surprise gift was presented, as well, to the first child applying for a new passport.
After the presentations, the attending public was entertained, to Christmas carols, by the Immigration Department Choir and served with light refreshments.
Centenarian, Ms. Margaret Hamilton, the oldest applicant since the introduction of machine readable passports, was also the recipient of a food parcel when ranks of the Department visited her D’Urban Street, Georgetown home, where she celebrated her 101st birthday last November 24.